was looking forward to my first overnighter in the Mt. Baker National Forest this weekend, but in an attempt to tune up my '72 Winnie, have a broken plug. Have tried PB Blaster & easyout...what now?

Guess I'll be tenting it!

Views: 61

Comment

You need to be a member of Good Old RVs to add comments!

Join Good Old RVs

Comment by Pat Daly on October 4, 2011 at 9:25am
good advice, John T. Thanks. using an easy out on a spark plug sure "ain't" the way to go!
Comment by John "T" Nordhoff on October 3, 2011 at 4:53pm

   Sorry, but I dont understand just where youre at when you claim    "have a broken plug. Have tried PB Blaster & easyout...   If the porcelain portion of a spark plug breaks off (not hard to do) your spark plug wrench should still fit the lower hex and thats, of course, what you must now remove. When you mention "easyout" however, thats when you break a bolt off and you drill a hole into it and insert the easyout to turn to extract the broken bolt. To use an easyout on a broken spark plug you would have to drill a hole down through its center core AND THAT WOULD BE TOUGH.

 

 Soooooooooo just what do you have??? if your plug wrench/socket still fits the hex, Id be sure and use a 6 point NOT a 12 point socket, they are usually 5/8 (newer smaller plugs) or 13/16 (older bigger plugs). If she just too tight to turn, keep adding PB Blaster or Liquid Wrench types of Penetrating Oils and let it soak over time THENNNNNNN use a hammer out on the end of your wrench or ratchet or breaker bar etc to tap tap tap rap rap rap (or an air impact wrench) the end to shock n vibrate it out instead of any hard steady pull thats more apt to break something.

 

  I dont see why you would sue an easyout as that first requires drilling a hole through the plug and all those filings are going into your cylinders !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! unless you dont drill too deep???

 

 As long as you can still get a 6 point (deep well if needed) socket on the plugs hex and use a breaker bar or ratchet to rap n tap n hit the wrench end it should shock n vibrate loose so it will eventually turn out. I just dotn understand trying an easy out that requires drilling a hole?? as long as theres any plug hex to get a socket on

 

  Please correct my misunderstanding of your situation, but penetrating oil soakings followed by shocking hammer blows on the end of a ratchet with a 6 point socket should get a plug out!!! 

 

  John T Nordhoff in Indiana

Members

HOW TO MEMBER POSTS

  •         How To Links 

-Search Good Old RV's

-Start a New Group 

-Roof Repair Photos & Products

-Repair an RV Roof

-Pick Roof Sealer   

-Understanding RV Electrical Systems 

-Get RV Insurance   

-What to Look For When Buying a Used RV

-Jack Installs Fuel Injection in his Dodge 

 RV ARTISTS 

 Paige's VintageTrailer Art  

 Paige's VintageTrailerFabric

 Artist Roads                                            Sandy's Stained Glasshttps://www.pinterest.com/pin/552605816752050167/     

                      

COME JOIN US on GOOD OLD RVS

If you love classic and vintage RVs then come Join us. Come on in and have some fun. JOIN HERE NOW

Forum

Fuel Injection 3 Replies

Started by Jack Wasmuth in RV Repair & Maintence. Last reply by Jack Wasmuth Jul 14.

DODGE LIFETIME MOTORHOMES 2 Replies

Started by matthew gleason in General Discussion Forum. Last reply by matthew gleason Jul 15.

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

JOIN US - COME ON IN!

If you love classic and vintage RVs then come Join us.

 Come on in and have some fun.         JOIN HERE NOW!

 Dedicated to a simpler, more rewarding and fun way of life in a Good Old RV... 

Vintage Travel Trailers, Vintage Campers, Camper Restoration, Bus Conversions, Vintage RV Forums, Old RVs, Tiny Homes, Boondocking

YOUR OWN GORVs T-Shirt!

A work of art by member Paige Bridges

Get your Good Old RVs T-Shirt HERE

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

 Disclaimer - Please Read it

Enjoy this site and use it totally at your own risk.

By using or viewing this site YOU agree to Hold Harmless anyone associated with it including other members. Also, YOU agree that YOU are solely responsible for ANY and ALL actions, results or damages. Members "opinions" are just that and any repair or alteration comments or recommendations are by folks who are not licensed repair  or mechanical professionals. Any repairs or modifications you do totally at YOUR OWN RISK. Use licensed professionals for all work to avoid possible serious injury or damage. Use  banks for purchases.  Have fun!

Copywrite & Trade Mark Registered GoodOldRV© ,GoodOldRVs©, GoodOldRVs.com©,GoodOldRVs.net©,GoodOldRV.Com©

© 2019   Created by Russ Johnson.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service